Entrepreneur Of The Year China

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We would like to thank our sponsors and supporting partners for supporting us for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 China awards.

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Platinum Sponsor – HSBC Private Bank

HSBC Private Bank is the leading international private bank built on the strengths, rich heritage and prudent long-term strategy of the HSBC Group. From our global platform we offer a service that is truly individual. We understand how to make international connections tangible for our clients. Our scale and reach mean our relationship managers can access information and reveal new opportunities across our Group’s entire worldwide network.

For us, being global is less about size; it’s more about insight.  Our people join us from all over the world, so we can best serve our clients’ diverse needs. And being local is not just about geographical proximity. It is about developing close relationships with each other and our clients. By finding local answers we make the complex and international feel accessible and personal. In short, we connect our clients’ wealth to the world.

HSBC Private Bank believes that insight forms the basis of true entrepreneurship. By connecting with EY in support of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 China awards, we have a unique opportunity in uncovering a new generation of the brightest business leaders in China.  And through our international connections and local expertise, we look to develop opportunities for these outstanding entrepreneurs wherever they may arise.



Media Co-organizer – Hong Kong Economic Journal

Founded in July, 1973, Hong Kong Economic Journal (HKEJ) is Hong Kong’s first Chinese newspaper dedicated to coverage and in-depth analysis of financial news and current affairs. Business and financial news, politics, business management, culture, the arts, lifestyle, health, science and technology are its key contents. Guided by over 39 years of experience, HKEJ will continue to uphold its mission to be an independent voice and a purveyor of quality journalism by providing reliable and insightful information for its readers.



Media Co-organizer – South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post is Hong Kong's world renowned English language newspaper and has the city's most affluent and influential readership. First published in 1903, the newspaper has developed an enviable reputation for authoritative, influential and objective reporting on Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia. Available in print, iPad™ and online, South China Morning Post reaches a global audience with daily breaking news, insightful analysis and opinion, multimedia articles and interactive forums. With high standards of journalism at its core, South China Morning Post consistently receives international recognition, and received 57 awards in 2011 for excellence in editorial, marketing and technical capability



Supporting Partner – China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association

Founded in 2002, China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association ("CVCA") is a member-based trade organization established to promote the interest and the development of the venture capital ("VC") and private equity ("PE") industry in the Greater China Region. Currently CVCA has more than 100 member firms, which collectively manage over US$500 billion in total AUM. CVCA members are representatives of the most seasoned PE/VC investors and service providers who have experienced global economic cycles. The members have made many successful investments in a variety of industries in the Greater China Region. CVCA is dedicated to promoting the progress and the healthy and sustainable development of venture capital and private equity in China market.



Supporting Partner – The Hong Kong Management Association

The Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) was established in 1960. As a non-profit making professional organization, its mission is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of management in Hong Kong. Over the past 52 years, the Association has been dedicated to providing Hong Kong with the management training, skills and experience it needs to succeed. Offering annually over 2,200 training programmes to more than 50,000 participants, the HKMA is one of the largest providers of management training and education in the Territory. A diverse range of programmes are provided including Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees offered in association with various prestigious overseas universities; Diploma and Professional Diploma programmes; Certificate courses; Distance Learning courses; seminars and workshops; as well as work-oriented short courses. To cultivate a general culture of modern management, the Association also organizes seven annual business awards, which have become the highlights of the business community.



Supporting Partner – Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Comprising Hong Kong Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates, the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC) is a statutory body dedicated to advancing innovation and technology for Hong Kong. Established in May 2001, HKSTPC has been driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters including Electronics, Information Technology & Telecommunications, Biotechnology, Precision Engineering, Green Technology through the provision of world-class infrastructure and support services which consist of full-service incubation programmes for technology and design start-ups, and market-focused laboratories & technical centres with professional technical support.



Supporting Partner – Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association

Hong Kong stands as the largest venture capital and private equity hub in Asia. As at 2011, private equity funds under management in Hong Kong stands US$68 billion.

HKVCA’s mission is to stimulate a vibrant venture capital and private equity industry in Asia while promoting the role of member firms in value creation, innovation and economic development. HKVCA provides a forum for networking and experience sharing for its members in Hong Kong; promotes industry professional ethics, international best practices and standards by providing training and educational programs; and represents the views of its members before governmental and other relevant bodies.



Specially-invited Media – The Founder

“The Founder” is dedicated to finding the new business power in China. We aim to be the spiritual home to entrepreneurs. We are committed to promoting entrepreneurial spirit, discovering innovative business models and catalyzing the creation of wealth. We focus on the elite entrepreneurs under 45 and high-growth enterprises with annual income around RMB 50 million to RMB 2 billion, and hope to build a stage where they can find value and grow together.

The Dark Horse Competition sponsored by “The Founder” holds four-season finals yearly. The entrepreneurs with the most potential and investment value selected by this competition will take training in Dark Horse Camp or Dark Horse Workshop.



Supporting Partner – Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association

The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association is an independent chamber of commerce mainly composed of companies registered in Hong Kong, solely-fund or joint ventures with original capital from the Mainland of China. Its member companies operate in almost every field of manufacturing and service industries.

With continuous efforts since its establishment in 1991, the HKCEA has become one of most influential business chambers in Hong Kong. With the undertaking of “carrying through the policy of ‘one country, two systems’ and promoting prosperity and stability of Hong Kong”, the HKCEA and its member companies spare no efforts in contributing to economic development and exchanges of and between Hong Kong and the Mainland of China.



Supporting Partner – Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1861, with around 4,000 corporate members, is the oldest and largest businesses organization in Hong Kong. Our mission is to promote, safeguard and represent the interest of the local business community. The HKGCC is a self-funded, non-profit making organization, and is a leading voice in promoting Hong Kong as an international business centre in the heart of Asia. It acts as an international bridge, connecting Hong Kong business with the Chinese mainland and the rest of the world



Media Co-organizer – The 21st Century Business Herald

The 21st Century Business Herald was founded on 1 January 2001. As the leading business newspaper, it believes that “News Creates Value”. Since January 2008, it launched a completely new revision and published five issues per week, offering timely, precise and all-round business information to the readers. The 21st Century Business Herald keeps on focusing on Chinese business with global vision, exploring and recording business nature with professional quality in a rational way, and delivering business information with a sensible and rapid speed. The 21st Century Business Herald will continually work together with the Chinese business elite to achieve the business dreams.



Knowledge Partner – Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), established in 2002, is China’s first non-profit, independent business school. CKGSB’s mission is to generate world-class insights on management theory and practice, and to develop business leaders for a new era of global business in China and beyond. Headquartered in Beijing, CKGSB has satellite campuses in Shanghai and Shenzhen, and a network of international offices in London, New York, and Hong Kong. CKGSB offers MBA, FMBA, EMBA and executive education programs.



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